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Dr Peter Meihana PhD, MA

Lecturer in Maori History

School of Humanities

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 6 3504231 ext 81914
    Location: 5.06, Colombo Village
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2016)
  • Master of Arts - Massey University (2007)

Prizes and Awards

  • MURF-Massey University Research Fund - Massey University (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests include: Maori history; tribal history; and colonisation.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Historical Studies (210300): History And Archaeology (210000): Maori History (210309)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1
Team Member 1 0

Current Projects

Project Title: He Tatai Whenua: A Te Ao Maori landscape classification

Date Range: 2017 - 2021

Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Meihana, P., & Bradley, R. (2018). Repatriation, Reconciliation and the Inversion of Patriarchy. The journal of the Polynesian Society. Polynesian Society (N.Z.). 127(3), 307-324
[Journal article]Authored by: Meihana, P.
King, DN., Shaw, WS., & Goff, JR. (2018). Maori oral histories and the impact of tsunamis in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 18(3), 907-919
[Journal article]Contributed to by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2016). Manifest Destiny. Journal of Urgent Writing. 1, 170-179 Retrieved from http://www.masseypress.ac.nz/books/all/all/the-journal-of-urgent-writing-2016
[Journal article]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2012). Colonising by Privilege, 1840 to 1847. Te Pouhere Korero. 6, 35-53
[Journal article]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2010). The 'idea' of Maori Privilege. Te Pouhere Korero. 4, 41-50
[Journal article]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Book

Meihana, PN. (2017). Once were muttonbirders: Ngati Kuia's fight to retain its Titi Harvesting rights. In R. Bell (Ed.) New Zealand Between the Wars. (pp. 132 - 153). Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN., Bradley, R., Macdonald, J., & Moses, M. (2017). New grounds, old battles: The Kurahaupo settlement. In R. Bell, M. Kawharu, K. Taylor, M. Belgrave, & P. Meihana (Eds.) The Treaty on the Ground-Where we are headed and why it matters. (pp. 151 - 168). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Meihana, P.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2017). Political Utility: ‘Privilege’ Without End. In R. Bell, M. Kawharu, K. Taylor, M. Belgrave, & P. Meihana (Eds.) The Treaty on the Ground-Where we are going and why it matters. (pp. 91 - 108). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Meihana, P.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Meihana, P.
Bell, R., Kawharu, M., Taylor, K., Belgrave, M., & Meihana, PN. (Eds.) (2017). The Treaty on the ground - where we are headed and why it matters. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University Press
[Edited Book]Authored by: Taylor, K.Edited by: Belgrave, M., Bell, R., Meihana, P., Taylor, K.

Creative Work

Meihana, P. (2018, August 1). Remembering the Kurahaupo Settlement - Nga Pakiaka Morehu o Te Whenua. [Photographic Images]. Millenium Gallery, Blenheim.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Thesis

Meihana, PN. (2015). The paradox of Maori privilege: Historical constructions of Maori privilege circa 1769 to 1940. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2006). The Genesis of the Foreshore and Seabed Claim and the Marginalisation of Ngati Kuia. (Master's Thesis, Massey University)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Report

Meihana, PN., & Pinker, HJ. (2013). Riding the Wai. Te Runanga o Ngati Kuia.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Conference

Meihana, P. (2017, March). Repatriation, Reconcilation, and the Inversion of Patriarchy. Presented at Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu. Blenheim.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN.Public history: The Wairau Bar. . Adelaide, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN.'Oral Tradition and Science: An Unholy Alliance?'. . University of Toronto
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2016, September). From PhD to the Boulder Bank: The post-doctoral life of a Maori academic. Presented at Te Mata o te Tau Doctoral Symposium. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Hawke, S., & Meihana, PN. (2015, July). Response: Case studies and discussion. Presented at The Treaty on the Ground. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN.Privilege: Native policy and politics in Aotearoa New Zealand. . Massey University
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2013, November). Anti-Treatyism, the Truth & Maori Privilege. Presented at New Zealand Historical Association. University of Otago.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2012, December). Crown responsibility and the Treaty of Waitangi. Presented at Limits of Responsibility. Massey University Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2011, June). Colonising by Privilege: 1840 to 1847. Presented at Locating the Past-Where is Maori History. University of Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2009, June). The 'Privilege Hypothesis': Colonisation and Maori History. Presented at This is Maori History. Victoria University.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Other

Meihana, P., & Moses, M. (2019). It's a Maui's World. : Tuia 2050 ki Totaranui
[Internet publication]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, P., & Moses, M. (2019). The Ascendancy of the Kurahaupō. : Tuia 250 ki Totaranui
[Internet publication]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, P., & Moses, M. (2019). Before there was Cook there was Kupe. : Tuia 250 ki Totaranui
[Internet publication]Authored by: Meihana, P.
Meihana, PN. (2013, May). One Hundred Years of Maori Privilege. : School of Health and Social Services.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Meihana, P.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Hona Black - Doctor of Philosophy
    TE REO MĀORI ACROSS GENERATIONS: Narratives, expressions, attitudes and agency of fluent speakers.
  • Samuel Carpenter - Doctor of Philosophy
    Constitution, Nation and Empire in New Zealand's Civil War
  • Fiona McKergow - Doctor of Philosophy
    Colonial Textile Culture: Regional Case Studies

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Nov 2016 - Radio
    Brash Attack on Treaty Restitution
    Radio Waatea interview
  • 27 Jul 2017 - Newspaper
    Waka Provides a Link to Marlborough's Past
    Co-written newspaper article discussing waka carved by Hemi Whiro.
  • 23 Jun 2017 - Newspaper
    Hobson's Pledge Targets Waikato Voters
    Media comment relating to Hobson's Pledge
  • 16 May 2016 - Television
    Thesis finds Maori 'privilege' dates back to 1840s
    Te Karere news item
  • 12 Aug 2012 - Television
    Te Karere
    Television interview
  • 09 Feb 2014 - Newspaper
    Historian: Settlers Showed Little Prejudice
    Interview for Newspaper article
  • 05 Feb 2017 - Newspaper
    New Book 'Treaty of the Ground' released to...
    Interview re Treaty on the Ground
  • 04 Jun 2019 - Television
    Te Karere
    Televsion interview about Maori oral tradition.
  • 04 Jun 2017 - Newspaper
    Photography and Protest in New Zealand
    Media comment relating to "Disenchanted Prophets-Matakite Matekiri'

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